Olympus Imaging Corporation has announced the Olympus E-620, the latest addition to Olympus’ consumer range of Four Thirds System-compliant E-System digital SLR cameras.
The new E-620, scheduled for release in Australia in April 2009, is the world’s smallest and lightest* digital SLR to incorporate an image stabilisation mechanism. Pricing is yet to be announced.
Main features of the E-620
World’s smallest & lightest digital SLR body with built in image stabiliser. Outstanding portability with powerful image stabilisation compensation up to 4EV steps.
2.7 inch dual axis swivel LCD screen for greater shooting comfort
Powerful, creative Art Filters, multi-aspect shooting and High-Speed Imager AF for easy-to-use, enhanced creativity and responsive Live View shooting for enhanced photographic expression
12.3 megapixel High-Speed Live MOS Sensor and TruePic III+ image processing engine for high quality imaging
Newly developed 7 point AF system that delivers class leading high-speed performance with fast, accurate focusing and high-speed 4fps sequential shooting
Combining the compact digital SLR design ethos of the E-420 with the outstanding built-in image-stabilisation capability of the E-520, the new E-620 digital SLR camera offers an unprecedented level of ease-of-use, portability and sophistication for its class. Weighing in at just 475 grams, the E-620 employs a newly developed image stabilisation mechanism that provides up to 4 EV steps of effective compensation and a 2.7 inch dual axis swivel LCD screen. This level of portability is made possible through a substantial reduction in the component packaging size for the internal circuit boards and image sensor.
The E-620 also incorporates some of the outstanding new features which were first introduced in Olympus’ latest enthusiast digital SLR model, the E-30. Offering six creative Art Filters which can all be previewed when used with Live View mode, the E-620 boasts a colour intensifying Pop Art filter and a beauty enhancing Soft Focus filter. These filters enable photographers to easily achieve artistic modes of photographic expression that typically require the use of special lenses, add-on filters, or complex post-capture image processing techniques. The ease and comfort of Live View shooting is further enhanced by a High-Speed Imager AF that enables LCD based focusing with compact-camera ease and a dual-axis, swivel LCD screen that supports both horizontal and vertical Live View shooting. Additional feature highlights include Multi-Aspect and Multi-Exposure shooting capabilities.
Superb image quality is provided by the 12.3-megapixel High-Speed Live MOS Sensor and new TruePic III+ image processing engine. The E-620 also offers class leading high-speed performance with a newly developed 7-point AF system incorporating five twin-cross type sensors for fast, accurate auto focus and high-speed sequential shooting at four frames per second.
To provide an even wider range of choice for entry-level, intermediate and professional digital SLR photographers, Olympus will continue to develop and expand its line-up of digital SLR systems that comply with the Four Thirds System standard.
Olympus’ internationally acclaimed Dust Reduction System
Built-in flash with Commander function for wireless off-camera flash synchronisation
Auto gradation adjustment to minimise over exposure in highlights and improve detail in shadows
Multiple-exposure function with LCD monitor display of current view superimposed on previously captured image
Face Detection & Shadow Adjust Technology for beautifully balanced exposure of foreground subjects and background scenery
Perfect Shot Preview to compare the effect of various setting adjustments before actual shooting
Large optical viewfinder with 95 per cent field of view and 0.96x magnification
Shooting information display via Super Control Panel LCD monitor display for superior visibility and operating ease
Illuminated buttons assisting night-time shooting
Colour Universal Design certified for enhanced interface perceptibility
High-precision, 49-zone metering system
Scene modes with easy activation of shooting functions via sample image selection
Versatile bracketing functions for ISO, white balance, exposure and flash
Lightbox view with enlargement function for easy side-by-side comparison of images